Photograph of British author and journalist Sarah Sands.

Sarah Sands became Deputy Chair in September 2022, and is currently Acting Chair until January 2024.

Sarah has edited two newspapers, The Sunday Telegraph and The Evening Standard and is a former editor of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

She is an honorary fellow of Goldsmiths College, University of London and of Lucy Cavendish College Cambridge. She has been a trustee of Index on Censorship. She is currently a board member of the Berkeley Group, a board member of Channel 4, a partner at Hawthorn Advisors and a trustee of the Science Museum Group.

She sits on the G7 gender equality advisory council, having chaired it in 2021.